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The Hidden Superpower: Face Recognition

Many people may not be super-recognizers but just have a better memory, according to many tests.

The superpower that facial super-recognizers have is to immediately place an actor they see on a TV series to some older sitcom/movie/series that the same actor may have appeared, even if that was a long time ago or was in a completely different makeup/costume.

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